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Bleach Your Cancer Away with Hydrogen Peroxide! (NaturalNews Mocking)

No really. NaturalNews is seriously suggesting that we should bleach cancer away with a 35% solution of hydrogen peroxide.

What the hell? I’d use something stronger, except for the fact that the hydrogen peroxide is sanitizing my potty mouth.

WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU TELL PEOPLE TO DRINK HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?!

Take deep breaths, deep, deep breaths.

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Okay. let’s just mock this thing, because WTF?

Cancer is dangerous.

Well yeah, metastatic disease is quite terrible and can kill you if it goes too far out. Duh?

Don’t flirt with disaster.

How the hell do you flirt with a cancer cell?

Don’t eat it and don’t go near it.

Um, no one’s telling you to go eat a Petri dish full of HeLa cells.

Don’t drink it.

How do you drink cancer cells? I highly doubt that you can make a cancer smoothie, since the blades can easily chop up the cellular membranes of the cells. And you can’t really make a soup out of it, since the heat of the boiling water will kill it.

Don’t put it on your skin.

Why are you putting Petri dish medium on your skin?

Yes, this is a warning not to put cancer on or inside your body.

Because we all have access to Petri dishes full of cancer cells.

Cancer is in GMO pesticide DNA seed designs and the treatments used on vegetables and fruit.

We inject Petri dish medium filled with cancer cells into DNA? How does that work?

Also, since I’m presuming that they’re discussing Bt toxin. Bt toxin is highly specific and only affects specific receptors located in the GI tract in certain insects. Furthermore, Bt toxins are used in organic farming, as it is a natural pesticide, and has been used in organic farming for five decades.

In addition, you do realize that you’re supposed to wash fruits and vegetables before you consume them, right? If you wash them well (which isn’t exactly hard), there won’t BE any residue on your fresh fruits and veggies.

Toxicity is in the dose, people.

Cancer is in sun block lotions full of toxins that hold in your sweat and block out the vitamin D you would normally get from the sun.

Wait, since when did we create a sunblock that was impervious to sweat? Aren’t you supposed to reapply every few hours because the sunblock sweats off?

And aren’t foods fortified nowadays so that we get Vitamin D in our diets? I mean, even the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends AGAINST walking around in the sun without sunblock just for Vitamin D, and states that there is no evidence that we’re lacking in Vitamin D, let alone that additional Vitamin D will prevent against cancer (among other things).

Also, uh, in case you forgot, UV rays freaking cause skin cancer, which is why they ask us to use sunblock in the first place.

Cancer is in cosmetics, makeup, soaps, toothpaste and shampoos.

Because we sneakily put in HeLa cells during the manufacturing process.

Cancer may be lurking in your refrigerator, your pantry and in your medicine cabinet […]

Why are you hoarding Petri dishes of cancer cells in your house?

Cancer has a rival that destroys it like an M-60 leveling a field of enemy soldiers. It’s called “hydrogen peroxide,” […]

Isn’t that the same stuff that Mother used to pour onto my cuts when I hurt myself? Stun like hell, that.

[…] and the “lame-stream,” mainstream media will tell you how “dangerous” it is at 35%,

Uh, because it is?

People have used hydrogen peroxide to make bombs. We can use it to power rockets. We bleach wood pulp, manufacture bleach, disinfect stuff, and make glow sticks out of the stuff. And you want us to drink this stuff?

What are you, high?

[…] but they won’t tell you that you can drip a couple drops in a glass of water each day and end cancer.

Because drinking what is essentially bleach is going to end well.

Cancer thrives in an acid-heavy system, […]

[citation needed]

Also, seriously, you won’t die of acidosis before then?

The heart and brain struggle to filter out the toxins […]

Because the heart and the brain are the ones in charge of breaking down toxins, and not the liver. Geez, if you can’t even your basic anatomy right, how the hell do you even think you’re qualified to give ANY medical advice, whatsoever?

This is why the doctors and oncologists tell chemo patients not to eat alkalizing foods like kale, because it will “interfere with the chemotherapy.”

Say what now? Doctors don’t tell you to eat kale?

Most cancer patients die as a result of the chemotherapy and radiation damage to their non-cancerous cells.

[citation SORELY needed]

In other words, your good cells that are trying to help your body beat cancer are deprived of oxygen also, leading to new cancers and often death within 5 years.

Because cancer happens due to lack of oxygen, and not screwed up DNA.

All pathogens, viruses, and parasites are anaerobic. They […] cannot survive with an abundance of oxygen

Some examples of pathogens that are facultative anaerobic (as in they can live with or without oxygen):

Yeah, so it really depends on what kind of anaerobic we’re talking about.

What should you do, whether you have cancer or not? Alkalize your body, that’s what.

Because our body totally thrives at a pH over 7.5, and won’t accidentally kill us.

Also, isn’t hydrogen peroxide, like, slightly acidic?

It has been clinically demonstrated that the spread or metastatis of cancer is “inversely proportional to the amount of oxygen around the cancer cells.”

[citation needed that’s not NaturalNews]

Hydrogen peroxide kills cancer cells, because cancer cells do not have the mechanism to break down the hydrogen peroxide and stop it from doing its work.

[citation needed]

The key to curing cancer with hydrogen peroxide is getting ENOUGH hydrogen peroxide INSIDE the cancer cells.

From the American Cancer Society:

According to a review article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, attempts to treat patients by injecting hydrogen peroxide directly into solid tumors or into the blood system have generally been ineffective.

So how do you think consuming hydrogen peroxide, which is much less exact compared to direct injection, would do? Also, how would hydrogen peroxide be smart enough to know to just go to that cancer cell, and not go to some healthy cell?

Proteolytic enzymes, also called pancreatic enzymes, literally cut apart the thick protein coating that covers cancer cells, so the immune system can recognize the cells as cancerous.

This is on so many different levels of wrong that it’s not even wrong anymore.

That’s how wrong this statement is.

I will just leave this link right here.

Nobel prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg demonstrated OVER 50 YEARS AGO the basic difference between normal cells and cancer cells. Both derive energy from glucose, but the normal cell requires oxygen to combine with the glucose, while cancer cells break down glucose without oxygen, yielding only about 1/15 of the energy per glucose molecule that a normal cell produces.

Because normal human cells don’t go through anaerobic respiration.

Hint: they do.

Hydrogen peroxide and several other oxygen therapies are proven to be safe and effective. Pay attention to what you buy though, because 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide is the only grade recommended for internal use.

Because the FDA actually wanted to you consume bleach.

Food grade hydrogen peroxide is approved for cleaning work surfaces, and it has to completely decompose into hydrogen and oxygen before you can actually use said surface to prepare food. IT IS NOT TO BE CONSUMED.

Some individuals add a cup of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to a bathtub of warm water and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. The hydrogen peroxide is absorbed through the skin, which is your largest organ. Others drink a glass of water with several drops of food or reagent grade hydrogen peroxide.

Side effects of drinking hydrogen peroxide include

  • vomiting
  • severe burns in your throat and stomach
  • trouble breathing
  • blindness
  • stroke
  • death

Side effects of bathing in hydrogen peroxide include

  • bleached skin
  • blistering
  • burns
  • serious breathing problems from breathing in the vapors

Source.

Let me repeat this one more time: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. EVER.

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Combo-Pilling for Weight Loss: Diet Pills and Drug Interactions

So on Thursday, I felt the urge to go down and pick up the mail. The day before, both of my housemates had arrived home on the same bus, so the housemate that usually picks up the mail on Wednesdays didn’t pick it up. Of course, since we’re all students who need to go buy food every single week, we needed to know what’s on sale on certain places, so I decided to go down and pick up the mail for them.

And lo and behold, there was a bundle of advertisements just sitting in the box!

One of the advertisements was advertising diet pills. Being a science-literate college student, I was prepared to ignore it. After all, I don’t think I have to explain that the laws of thermodynamics makes it so that you have to use more energy than you consume to lose weight.

Then a header caught my eye. “‘Combo-Pilling’: America’s Hottest Fat Burning Solution!”

Uh oh.

So what is “combo-pilling”?

From the advert:

The highly controversial practice of Combo-Pilling is truly an underground phenomenon. Odds are, if you know someone who’s losing lots of weight, and losing it fast, you probably know someone who’s Combo-Pilling… Why? Because it allows people to attack multiple facets of weight loss — like dropping fat, overcoming stress eating, and having enough energy to work out — at the same time.

A group of pills can make you stop eating when you’re depressed? Really now.

The first thing that I was thinking of after reading that was drug interactions. To use a common example of drugs that should not be mixed, ever, there’s a reason why you can’t drink alcohol and take Tylenol: because of drug-drug interactions. In the case of alcohol and acetaminophen (Tylenol), taking both of these drugs combined can and will wreck havoc on your liver and possibly kill it.

The thing with mixing acetaminophen and alcohol together is that the effect of acetaminophen and the effect of the alcohol aren’t added together. They’re actually interacting in such a way that their effects are multiplied (known as a synergistic effect). As such, the two drugs working together have a much large effect than what you’d expect, because of this multiplication. Hence, more damaging to your liver, which means you can accidentally kill it. Oops.

Other drug interactions can cause antagonistic effects (as in one drug is rendered less effective). An example of an antagonistic effect is the interaction between oral levothyroxine and oral iron supplements; the two drugs interact in such a way that levothyroxine is not as readily absorbed in the gut. (Incidentally, this is the reason why I can’t take iron supplements, ever.) Still others can combine to have effects that are not found in the drugs individually.

This is why you should always tell your doctor what drugs/supplements that you’re taking: because many of these interactions are undesirable and potentially harmful.

Knowing this, encouraging people to just mix drugs/supplements together without checking to see if it was safe to do so isn’t exactly wise. If anything, it’s reckless.

So what does this diet pill advertisement say in terms of mixing drugs/supplements together?

Ever wonder how some people manage to get so thin… so fast? It could be “Combo Pilling”… the über trendy, “underground” practice of combining two or more diet pills to create “supercharged” weight loss.

Oh <bleep>.

Face, meet table. Table, meet face.

Okay, this presupposes a few things.

  1. That weight loss is inherently desirable.
  2. That rapid weight loss is better than slow, steady weight loss.
  3. That mixing two or more diet pills will always lead to faster weight loss.
  4. That mixing two or more diet pills will never have any negative effects, whether with each other or with food or other drugs.

Does anyone see any problems with these presupposed conditions? Any at all?

Our favorite diet pill combination is Zantrex® 3 (the high energy fat burner) and Relacore® Extra (the calming, feel good, “belly fat” pill). One pill picks you up, the other pill calms you down… both of them help you lose weight… but together, oh my goodness!

I feel like I’m currently in Anastasia Steele’s head, hanging out with her subconscious and her inner goddess. And Ana’s squealing over diet pills because she would hate to be fat because being fat means that her abusive asshole of a boyfriend lover and husband, Christian Grey, would hate her forever, even though he forces her to eat all the damn time because she doesn’t eat enough.

Sorry, I’m digressing.

Knowing about drug interactions, this does bring up an interesting question. What the hell is in this stuff?

After some quick Googling, I finally found the lists. Here’s the one for Relacore. And here’s the one for Zantrex.

Now, the links I just put up also did the research on these ingredients for me (and the conclusion is that individually, they’re probably pretty safe, although none of the ingredients have really been shown to have any weight loss properties).

None of these will help you lose weight, so there are absolutely no benefits of taking these individually. But together, you’d be risking serious interactions.

Now, if you’re like me, you tried to plug in their ingredients into some sort of drug interactions database thing. Here’s one from MedScape. And here’s one from Drugs.com.

One problem. Some of the ingredients that I’ve typed in are not in their database. These are mostly herbal extracts, so I don’t know what’s in them.

Nevertheless, I did type in all of the interactions that I could, and this is what MedScape gave me (they had a wider dictionary):

Significant – Monitor Closely

  • green tea + caffeine

    green tea increases effects of caffeine by Other (see comment). Significant – Monitor Closely. Comment: Potential for increased risk of CNS stimulation due to caffeine component of green tea. Caution advised.

Minor

  • caffeine + thiamine

    caffeine decreases levels of thiamine by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Minor or non-significant interaction. Coffee, tea are high in anti-thiamine factors.

  • yerba mate + caffeine

    yerba mate increases effects of caffeine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor or non-significant interaction.

  • guarana + caffeine

    guarana increases effects of caffeine by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor or non-significant interaction.

  • caffeine + calcium carbonate

    caffeine decreases levels of calcium carbonate by increasing renal clearance. Minor or non-significant interaction.

  • ascorbic acid + cyanocobalamin

    ascorbic acid decreases levels of cyanocobalamin by inhibition of GI absorption. Applies only to oral form of both agents. Minor or non-significant interaction.

  • green tea + panax ginseng

    green tea, panax ginseng. Other (see comment). Minor or non-significant interaction. Comment: Use caution when combining green tea with herbs that exhibit antiplatelet effects or anticoagulant activity.

  • green tea + guarana

    green tea, guarana. Other (see comment). Minor or non-significant interaction. Comment: Concurrent administration of guarana to patients taking caffeine may produce excessive caffeine-like side effects, such as nausea, irritability or nervousness. Caution in patients consuming large amounts of caffeine.

Oh dear. The majority of these are “minor” interactions, but still. That’s eight different interactions. and this list is still yet incomplete.

And then you have to imagine these interactions with the other things that people consume, such as alcohol and painkillers and prescription drugs and food and whatnot. This type of thing gets complicated very, very fast. Just adding alcohol and aspirin (two things quite common in most households) brings up the number of interactions to nineteen, with four significant interactions and fifteen minor ones.

So all of the risk, and none of the benefits.

Now does this sound like a good idea to even attempt?

Here is the Feminist Skeptic recommendation: do NOT try this at home. Ever. The risk of drug interactions is too great, and there is absolutely no benefit to be derived. Furthermore, because the FDA does not regulate supplements, you’re pretty much hoping that the manufacturer of any supplement (not just diet pills) are going to act on good faith and not kill you. If you know about laetrile, this is not always the case.

Consumer beware.